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5th Oriental Classic Car Show
Sprites and Jaguars, an Indian and a Handyman
October 17, 2019

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ighty three cars rolled in to the 5th Oriental Classic Car Show Saturday. More than a third of those came from outside Pamlico County: Raleigh, Hillsborough, and even Smithfield, Va.

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A 1957 Chevrolet Handyman with hand painted details.

The Rotary Club, the event organizers, raised over $3,500 for charitable projects. A bright sun, cool breeze, and dolphins playing in the Neuse made for a perfect day.

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A Classic Muscle Car: the 1968 Ford Mustang Convertible.
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Trophies lined up and waiting on the people’s choice.
People’s Choice Award Winners

Oriental Rotary Club Best in Show
•1st place: Danny Lloyd, Oriental – 1939 Packard 120 sedan
•Runner-up: Buddy Clark, Newport – 1961 Chevrolet Impala

Best Survivor
•1st place: Marshall Van Winkle, New Bern – 1926 T Model Ford
•Runner-up: Enrique Garcia, Arapahoe – 1968 Mercedes Benz 280SL

Kid’s Choice Trophy
•1st place: Keith Smith, Oriental – 1987 Ford Ranger pickup
•2nd place: Jim Holley, Minnesott Beach – 2019 Goblin Rally Cross

Best Hot Rod
•1st place: Phil Gallahan, Merritt – 1923 Ford “T bucket”
•2nd place: Timmy Hardison, Bayboro – 1932 Model A Ford rat rod

Best Custom
•1st place: Peter Mullins, Havelock – 1967 Camaro
•2nd place: John Trudo, New Bern – 1939 Chevy sedan

Best pre-1950 antique
•1st place: Danny Lloyd, Oriental – 1939 Packard 120 sedan
•2nd place: Galan Thompson, Beaufort – 1938 Model A Ford roadster

Best 1950-1970 antique
•1st place: Buddy Clark, Newport – 1961 Chevy Impala
•2nd place: George Najarian, Havelock – 1960 Pontiac Bonneville convertible

Best 1971-1994 antique
•1st place: Mike Gaskins, Havelock – 1987 Buick Grand National
•2nd place: Roger Schmidt, Arapahoe – 1973 VW Karmann Ghia

Best C1-C3 Corvette
•1st place: Jack Bond, Oriental – 1967 Corvette convertible
•2nd place: James Cole, Richlands – 1975 Corvette

Best C4-C8 Corvette
•1st place: Gayle Hartvigsew, New Bern – 2019 Corvette
•2nd place: Jim Merkel, Greenville – 2017 Corvette

Best pre 1955 truck
•1st place: Danny Lloyd, Oriental – 1938 Chevrolet pickup
•2nd place: Joann & Craig Baker, Minnesott Beach – 1946 Chevrolet pickup

Best 1955-1975 truck
•1st place: Frank Roe, Oriental = 1956 Ford F100 pickup
•2nd place: David Daniels, Merritt – 1967 M35A2 military 4×4

Best 1976 & newer truck
•1st place: Mitch Pochwat, Beaufort – 1980 Chevrolet Scottsdale
•2nd place: Deuce Wall, Arapahoe – 1976 Toyota FJ40

Best muscle car
•1st place: Thomas Lubniewski, Beaufort – 1969 Ford Torino GT
•2nd place: Dallas Lewis, New Bern – 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle

Best Sports Car
•1st place: Jim Dewar, Hillsborough – 1966 Ford GT40
•2nd place: Tom O’Loughlin, Newport – 1961 Austin Healey “Bug Eye” Sprite

Best post-1994 modern
•1st place: Ed Kantner, Raleigh – 2009 Aston Martin
•2nd place: Diane Miller, Oriental – 2016 Jaguar F-type

Best Bike
•1st place: Hiram Lupton, Arapahoe – 2015 Indian Chief

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Earle Barnard of Williamston – and sometimes Oriental – won $415 from the 50/50 raffle.
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Austin Healy Sprites. There were at least three.
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As pets go, this cat had the best vantage point.
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Ford 1930 Model A Roadster.
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A closer look at the Roadster and the Quail hood ornament.
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1930s trunk space.
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1946 Chevrolet Pickup with alternate hood, ready for Halloween.

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1960 Pontiac Bonneville. It’s a long vehicle, a little over 18 feet.
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A 1924 Ford Model T, unrestored. It still has the wooden spoke wheels.
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More from the 1924 Model T, including the original cloth interior.
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Best Pre 55 Truck? That trophy went to this 1938 Chevrolet Pickup, also owned by Danny Lloyd.
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Hiram Lupton’s 2015 Indian Chief motorcycle won best bike.
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Chris Daniels gets his Austin Healy Sprite ready for the show.
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She wonders how this unique vehicle has so many trophies. This unlikely candidate won the Kid’s Choice Trophy.

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Danny Lloyd’s 1939 Packard won best in it’s class and was voted Best in Show.
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2016 Jaguar F Type
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The 2016 Jaguar F Type belongs to Diane Miller, Oriental’s Town Manager.
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This 1970 Kaiser Motors Army Dump Truck belongs to David Daniels of Merritt, NC.
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1963 Chevy Impala
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A silver 1960 Austin Healy Sprite with red interior.

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Frank Roe’s 1956 Ford Pickup. Daisy the Doll keeps watch.
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This 2009 Aston Martin won for best post 1994 modern.
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1956 Ford Thunderbird Coupe.
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A 1953 Dodge Coronet was painted to resemble the car of racing legend Lee Petty.
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Owner of the Dodge Coronet, Charlie Daniels (not that fiddle playing Charlie Daniels), even had a picture of Richard Petty checking out the racing replica.
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The Dodge Coronet details were carefully chosen: Lee Petty’s name, Petty’s #42, and the advertisement for Wynn’s Oil.

The 2020 Oriental Classic Car Show has been scheduled for Saturday, October 10.

Posted Thursday October 17, 2019 by Allison DeWeese


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